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Full text of "The Morphology And Evolution Of The Apes And Man"

collected the observations which have been recc-rae,; regarding the variations in the degree of subdivision of the lungs in the latter. The Oracg stands ap'in from the other Apes in the characters of its lungs, for they are undivided in most examples; and in this feature the lungs resemble those of the Sloth ai:J some Marsupials.
Goodsir was the first, as far as I can ascertain, who pointed out that " the erect attitude in Man. by which the lungs are brought beneath, and the air sinuses of the head above the larynx, and, in addition, the vertical position of the organ itself, all conduce to the perfection of the mechanism of the human larvux."